Student visa for Germany

Student visa for Germany

Student visa for Germany is not required for student coming from member states of the European Union, European Economic Area and Switzerland, however students coming from third countries who wish to study longer than 3 months must obtain student visa. In addition, students from third countries must apply for residence permit upon arrival to Germany.

Conditions for student visa

  • Student must be enrolled in accredited education institution in Germany
  • To have the level of education needed for the enrolled program
  • Student must have sufficient knowledge of the language of instruction
  • To be able to cover study and living costs in Germany. Students who show funds themselves need to open blocked bank account in Germany and deposit their funds which can later use every month in limited amount
  • To prove that their only motive in Germany are studies and temporary stay
  • To have adequate health insurance

Benefits for student visa

German student visa gives the opportunity to get valuable and respected degree in one of the best educational systems in the world. Program can be taught in German and English language. International students in Germany are allowed to work 20 hours per week if they come from EU/EEA and Switzerland, while third countries’ nationals can work 120 days full time or 240 days part time.

Duration of student visa

Student or national visa D could be valid up to a year, upon expiration it’s being replaced with residence permit which is valid for a year and can be renewed.

Applying for student visa

Student visa application is submitted in the German diplomatic mission in student’s home country, while residence permit application is submitted at local foreigner office upon arrival to Germany.

Fees and processing time

Visa application fee is 75 EUR. The average processing time is from 1 to 3 months, but getting an appointment in embassy could last around month or longer.

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